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Thu Feb 1, 2018

Undergraduate Sustainability Research & Education Expo


Location: Stinson-Remick Atrium

Connect with researchers, educators, and local community leaders and get involved in programs focused on energy, the environment, and sustainability studies. All undergraduate students are invited to attend to learn about research, education, and career opportunities in energy, the environmental, and sustainability studies.…

Thu Feb 8, 2018

Jennifer Lieberman - Strategies for Interdisciplinary Writing and Publication Workshop


Location: 244 DeBartolo Hall

Dr. Lieberman is an assistant professor in the English department at the University of North Florida. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 2011 to 2013 she was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University in their Department of Science and Technology Studies. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Lieberman has held fellowships at the Bakken Library and Museum, the Smithsonian Institute, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, and the National Science Foundation. At the University of North Florida, she was a 2016-2017 Community Scholar in the Center for Community Based Learning and was the 2017 Fellow for the Florida Blue Center for Ethics. Additionally, she earned UNF’s Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Award in 2017. She is the author of Power Lines: Electricity in American Life and Letters, 1882-1952.…

Fri Feb 9, 2018

Jennifer Lieberman - Power Lines and the Power of Lines: Electricity, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Thinking


Location: 119 DeBartolo Hall

Electrification has touched nearly every aspect of American life. Between 1882 and 1952, it changed daily routines, inspired new art forms, revolutionized the fields of chemistry, biology, and physics—it even changed landscapes and ecosystems. The corporate and scientific dimensions of this history have been told; Dr. Jennifer Lieberman tells the narrative and cultural history. Discussing her book, Power Lines: Electricity in American Life and Letters, 1882-1952 

Fri Feb 23, 2018

GLOBES Scholar Series: Sean Seymore


Location: Carey Auditorium 107

Sean Seymore is a Professor of Law and a Professor of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University. His talk, "Rethinking Failure in Law and Sciences" addresses how patent law should change in response to scientific advances and how the formation of public policy should be impacted by law and science. Professor Seymore graduated from the University of Tennessee as a Tennessee Scholar with his B.S. in Chemistry. He received his M.S. in Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame.…

Mon Mar 19, 2018

Thu Mar 22, 2018

HPS Speaker Series - Harvey Brown


Location: 213 Debartolo Hall

Harvey Brown will give a talk on Einstein's rocky road to his discovery of gravity, focusing on the action-reaction principle.

Einstein regarded as one of the triumphs of his 1915 theory of gravity — the general theory of relativity — that it vindicated the action–reaction principle, while Newtonian mechanics as well as his 1905 special theory of relativity supposedly violated it. In this talk I examine why Einstein came to emphasize this position several years after the development of general relativity. Several key considerations are relevant to the story: the connection Einstein originally saw between Mach’s analysis of inertia and both the equivalence principle and the principle of general covariance, the waning of Mach’s influence owing to de Sitter’s 1917 results, and Einstein’s detailed correspondence with Moritz Schlick in 1920. The talk is largely based on the paper: 

Thu Apr 5, 2018

Fri Apr 6, 2018

Sat Apr 7, 2018

Fri Apr 13, 2018

GLOBES Scholar Series: Vincent Resh


Location: Hesburgh Library Carey Auditorium 107

Vincent Resh, Ph.D., is a professor of aquatic ecology at the University of California-Berkeley who has studied rivers and wetlands around the globe with the goal of improving human health and environmental quality. A renowned researcher and teacher, Resh received the Award of Excellence from the Society for Freshwater Science and the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California.…

Fri Apr 20, 2018

GLOBES Scholar Series: Genese Sodikoff


Location: Carey Auditorium

PLEASE NOTE THIS DATE IS RESCHEDULED from the original March 23 date that was cancelled due to East Coast severe weather conditions.

Genese Sodikoff is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University and her talk, "Multispecies Ethnography and Epidemiological Puzzles," discusses the challenges of epidemiology within rapidly transforming landscape and genetics. As a cultural anthropologist, Professor Sodikoff is interested in the political economy of biodiversity loss, conservation, and restoration, labor and rain forest conservation in Madagascar, and the biotic and cultural problem of extinction. She is the author of Forest and Labor in Madagascar: From Colonial Concession to Global Biosphere

Thu Apr 26, 2018

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Sat Apr 28, 2018

Thu Aug 30, 2018

Thu Sep 13, 2018

Thu Sep 20, 2018

Wed Sep 26, 2018

Volker Remmert: The Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics, the early years


Location: 117 Hayes-Healy

The Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach/MFO) was founded in late 1944 by the Freiburg mathematician Wilhelm Süss (1895-1958) as „National Institute for Mathematics“. In the 1950s and 1960s the MFO developed into an increasingly international conference centre.…

Thu Sep 27, 2018

Volker Remmert: Iconography on Early Modern Scientific Instruments


Location: 118 DeBartolo Hall

During the Scientific Revolution, scientific instruments, such as astrolabes, air pumps, microscopes and telescopes became increasingly important for the study of nature. In the early modern period they had not yet reached the status of standardized and impersonal means to study nature. Rather, they usually were unique items, which by their function as well as their design could serve the mediation between scholars, social elites and beyond. In this context the iconography on the instruments played a crucial role. In fact a great number of early modern instruments are adorned with images, that in themselves have no relevance for the use of the instruments, as for instance the depiction of Atlas and Hercules on an astrolabe by Praetorius (1568, Dresden) or the line of tradition in astronomy and geometry on Bürgi's astronomical clock (1591, Kassel) stretching from the church fathers to Copernicus. As of now, such imagery on instruments and its context have only sporadically been analysed. The project Iconography on early modern scientific instruments specifically analyses the imagery on the instruments. It aims for the first time at a systematic analysis of the multifaceted visual material on the instruments asking for its role in the various contexts of the adorned instruments (genesis, function, use) and its importance for setting up or supporting stories/histories of success and relevance within the emerging field of the sciences. The iconography points to quite a few significant topics as, for instance, statements of specific positions in theoretical debates (e.g. Copernican question), mediation and illustration of knowledge, in particular by picturing the usability of the instruments, or the role of instruments as patronage artefacts with specific iconographic programmes.…

Fri Sep 28, 2018

Coogan Lecture - Dr. Leroy E. Hood: How Scientific Wellness will Transform Individual Health and National Healthcare


Location: Carey Auditorium at Hesburgh Library

Dr. Leroy E. Hood graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1964 with
an MD and from Caltech with a PhD in biochemistry in 1968. After three years as a Senior
Investigator at NIH, his academic career began at Caltech, where he and his colleagues developed
the DNA gene sequencer and synthesizer, and the protein synthesizer and sequencer–four

Thu Oct 4, 2018

Thu Oct 18, 2018

Thu Nov 1, 2018

Wed Nov 7, 2018

Panel Discussion: The Medium is the Message?


Location: 210-214 McKenna Hall

Panel discussion: The Medium is the Message? Practicing journalism in the age of digital media.  November 7th  3pm, McKenna Hall, followed by a reception


Information technology has transformed the media industry, not only creating new platforms for sharing information but radically shifting patterns of consumption and the practices of news production. What is the impact of these changes on the stories that can be told, and on the journalists who tell them? And what are the implications of these changes for the role of journalism as a profession. Join us for a panel discussion where two practicing journalists working in very different contexts reflect on these issues—Victoria Lomasko, a graphic journalist from Russia; and Victoria St. Martin, a distinguished visiting journalist in the Gallivan Program who specializes in multiplatform journalism, social media, and general assignment reporting.…

Thu Nov 15, 2018

Thu Nov 29, 2018

Thu Dec 6, 2018